Despite the unwieldy title (yes, these are studio performances that were later broadcast on the radio), this collection of Kay Starr transcriptions from the late '40s presents some of the best singing of her career. Relaxing deep into the groove on these small-group titles, Starr sinks into the blues for "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," and sounds particularly inspired by the presence of Joe Venuti on violin and Les Paul on electric guitar for several highlights ("There's a Lull in My Life," "Ain't Misbehavin'"). While the Soundies compilation Best of the Standard Transcriptions includes many more titles, this disc improves the sound slightly and trims only the subpar material.
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AllMusic Review by John Bush